Definition of kayo in English:

kayo

Syllabification: kay·o
Pronunciation: /ˈkāˈō
 
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Boxing , • informal

noun (plural kayos)

  • A knockout.
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    • Bernard's thirty-one kayos in forty-four fights will attest to his success in using this theory.
    • In 1959 he scored four straight kayos two of which were over rugged Joe Shaw and talented Al Andrews.
    • Following his disastrous kayo losses to Cassius Clay, Sonny was written off by the experts.

verb (kayoes, kayoing, kayoed)

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  • Knock (someone) out.
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    • It was great you called him ignorant because he was trying to make you look bad on national TV and you kayoed him.
    • One month before Ellis defeated Quarry, Joe Frazier kayoed his amateur nemesis Buster Mathis in eleven rounds.
    • Would he have kayoed Williams had he not hurt his knee?

Origin

1920s: representing the pronunciation of KO.

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